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♪ >> welcome back. robin williams was an academy award winning actor, of course, so many fans are summing him up in two word. comic genius. >> he seemed to have such creative resources that all you had to do was just stand back and let him go. abc's mara schiavocampo on some of his most memorable funny moments. >> reporter: his comedic timing was out of this world. >> signing off from boulder, colorado. boy, i'm glad i didn't land in buffalo. >> reporter: robin williams first came to fame as an odd ball alien in "mork & mindy" in
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the '70s. the juilliard trained actor reportedly ad-libbing so often producers would leave blank pages in the script for him to do his thing. >> oh, let's kiss and make up. >> mork. >> reporter: that quickie, seemingly spontaneous comic brilliance translating to so many roles. from a cross-dressing babysitter in "mrs. doubtfire," to a gay nightclub owner in "bird cage." >> you do fossie, fossie, you do martha graham. >> reporter: using his talents to raise money for the homeless as host of comic relief. he was named entertainment weekly's funniest man alive in 1997. that's how he'll be remembered. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> she remind us of so many good movies what we will miss. what's your robin williams favorite? >> i started out with "mork & mindy." it's hard you go back to that. such a ground breaking series.
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like, mara said, colleagues said, had to wind him up and watch him go. and the talent that he brought to the screen, from tv screen to big screen. how about you? >> never lost his humor. love watching "mrs. doubtfire," all-time favorite so. many on facebook, i laugh like it is the first time i saw it. every time i see it. even some of the scenes they showed us there. have to go watch that on netflix. tonight. when we come back tonight. more on robin williams and friend, mourning his passing this morning. what they're saying on twitter. >> some other milestones to note. a birth, birthday, and little pink creature. miley cyrus has adopted. "the skinny" is next!
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♪ skinny so skinny >> and topping "the skinny," robin williams' friend and colleagues are remembering him this morning especially fellow comics. steve martin tweeted -- i could not be pour stunned by the loss of robin williams. mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul. >> from steve carell, robin williams made the world a little better. rip. and, judd apatow, when i was 18 i got a job as an intern at
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comic relief. >> from the set, of tv's girls, lena dunham, just shared a moment of silence on the set for robin williams, a man who brought so much laughter, joy and healing for so many. >> ruth buzzi performed with him on "laugh-in" she wrote, sometimes it's too easy to miss the tears on a clown. rest in peace, robin. >> jimmy kimmel, added, robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. if you are sad, please tell someone. >> and jared leto, not a comedian, who won an oscar for best supporting actor, just as williams did, thank you to the beautifully original and brave artist that is robin williams. you taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, and shine. >> hmm, so many good memories there. we'll continue to follow them and share them throughout the day. >> that's exactly right. although a sad day for so many of us, we do have some happy news from the entertainment world. starting with the announcement,
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that susan sarandon is now a proud grandmother. sarandon's daughter, eva, had a baby girl with her husband kyle. >> this is the first grandchild for the 67-year-old sarandon who made the announcement via twitter. she said -- so happy to share the birth of my granddaughter, marlowe mae martino. >> i love the name, too. >> another hollywood milestone, actress jessica alba's younger daughter, haven, turned 3. boy did her mom throw a party. >> take a look. >> here is jessica's two girls in their party dresses. mom dressed down. here she is in overalls looking at the bunny birthday cake. >> some of the other food, kept up the bunny theme there. all looked kid and grownup friendly. the party featured some time in the pool, arts and crafts, pin on the tail pink bunny game, face painting. you see it all right there. very fun. right out of a storybook.
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>> and. >> this is my favorite. >> yeah, get this, miley cyrus announced an addition to her family and adorable baby piglet she adopted and named bubba sue. the pig's gender has yet to be announced. in one of the pictures she posted on instagram, the pinks nails are red, more of a soo than a bubba. >> reese witherspoon, paris hilton, didn't know she had a pig, george clooney and mama miley. very cute there. >> all right. among the bold-faced names celebrating birthdays, actor george hamilton, 75, yvette nicole brown you may know from "community," is 43. >> casey affleck, 39th. and british super model, 22.
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call the number on your screen now. ♪ you're as cold as ice you're willing to sacrifice our love ♪ >> and sfifinally this half-hou how about a cold bucket of ice on a hot summer day? millions of people are doing it all for a good cause. >> saw lots doing it at the beach over the weekend. an idea to raise awareness and funds for a debilitating disease burning up the internet. here's abc's david muir with more. >> reporter: thdoes your summer family reunion look like this? across america it might. the kennedy clan, youngest to oldest, dousing themselves with water. at the end of the line, ethel kennedy with a little help. and it's not just the kennedys,
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it is across this country. one of the stars of the biggest summer movies, "the fault in our stars" opening up the ice bags and then dumping the ice. >> ah! oh, my god! >> reporter: even the patriots' cheerleaders getting their buckets ready. >> one, two, three! [ screaming ] listen to their explanation. >> what do we want to do? >> strike out als. >> reporter: they want to strike out als. their idea simple, but chilling. grab a bucket fill with ice water, dump it over your head. record the whole thing. post it online and challenge somebody to do it next that they have 24 hours to get it done. social media phenomenon erupted from friends and family of baseball captain 29-year-old pete fretes, diagnosed, challenging everyone they knew to make a statement while shivering. his father proud. >> it proves the goodness of human beings and the power of people, the power of positivity. >> the former baseball captain's
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wife. >> this isn't just your elderly grandfather that gets als, it is really. it scan be young people. >> reporter: pete fretes was diagnosed two years, paralyzed now and can't speak on his own. but his message reached so many. the massachusetts chapter of als association flooded with calls, donations, up a stunning 6,000%. >> fretes' family. >> who knew we needed a bucket and bag of ice to create the awareness we ever needed. >> david muir, abc news. >> we saw ethel kennedy at the beginning of the package. it seems that she has thrown out the invite to obama. the challenge. >> the president vacationing there on cape cod as well. got the challenge. last i heard, the white house still formulating a rinse to that one. so we shall see if some higher ups get in on this ice. don't expect, maybe, ice. us. >> should i challenge you? challenged. >> announcer: this is abc's
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good morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> and i'm michelle franzen. and here are some of the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now." tributes are pouring in for robin williams. found dead yesterday in his home north of san francisco. apparently from suicide. the 63-year-old hollywood legend had been battling addiction and recently severe depression. stay tuned for our extensive coverage. >> violence has broken out for a second night inferringson, missouri. protesters demanding answers in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. the fbi launched a review of the incident. >> heavy rain in just a few hours in the detroit area closed highways and flooded basements. more than 5 inches of rain in just a few hours. it was the most rain in a single day there in nearly 90 years.
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>> a moment of inattention becomes a near-tragedy in the london subway system. police study this video, is that child, is that the child's mother? who forgot to set the stroller's brakes? police hope those involved will step forward. those are some of the top stories this tuesday, august 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we begin this half-hour with the news that has stunned the world. the death of robin williams. >> the comic, the actor, the hollywood legend he has delighted more than two generations of fans on the stage, television and silver screen. >> authorities in marin county say the 63-year-old was found dead in his home, suicide by asphyxia. we begin our coverage with abc's david wright. >> reporter: as a comedian and actor, robin williams always
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seemed to be super-charged. possessed by the characters he impro vitzed. >> hello. any body in there? you must revolt against your oppressors. >> reporter: he was honest about the fact that it took lot of drugs to fuel that much energy. a battle compounded at times by a messy personal life. the struggle providing fodder for his stand-up. and also perhaps giving him empathy in the role that won his oscar, the psychiatrist in "good will hunting." >> what you said to me the other day about my painting? >> huh. >> stayed up half the night thinking about it. >> reporter: williams tried several times to go sober. >> a lot of people said -- is the person who said those things. >> the same person? >> drunk? and, are they the same? >> no, another side of yourself that even you don't know. dr. jekyll and mr. hyde jack
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daniels. >> reporter: this first wake-up call when friend and fellow comedian john belushi died of an overdose. this summer he was back in rehab again. sadly it seems the monster got the better of him. david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> lets continue our coverage of robin williams' death with the latest at this hour from california. >> abc's kirk hawkins live in los angeles. kirk, great to have you with us. all kind of celebrities even the president expressing condolences this morning. >> that's right, devin. the president release aid statement saying robin williams was one of a kind. ellen said she was heartbroken. steve martin said he was fund. i have 23 pages of worth of condolences we have been sending around abc news including bob iger credits his resume with mork & mindy and disney's aladin. a true legend, beloved member of the family. he will be sorely missed. >> kirk, we have also heard the
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preliminary cause of death of course found in his home. the investigation though still ongoing. what do we know is next? >> that's right. we are hoping to learn more information at a news conference later this morning in marin county. as the part of the news conference we'll hear more about the preliminary cause of death, suicide by asphyxia, suspected, the preliminary results. extended results and the full toxicology and other examinations could take several weeks. >> kirk, we know that williams was working on a sequel for "mrs. doubtfire," one of the favorite movies, so many people, do we know if that will still go forward. >> we heard from "daily variety" highly respected, i should say "variety" highly respected trade publication they say the sequel is likely canceled at this point. williams was in talks to be part of the production you. may remember a few month as go when news of the sequel was released on social media.
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a lot of fanfare, a lot of people looking forward to the sequel. right now at this point. we can say it is still up in the air. >> so sad. abc's kirk hawkins live in los angeles with the latest. kirk, thank you for being here. well, later this half-hour, how robin williams charmed american military troops who needed laughs during tough times. and be sure to watch our special edition of "20/20," looking back at williams' legacy. that's tonight starting at 10:00 eastern. >> president obama is giving his approval to the appointment of a prime minister to replace, nuri al maliki and urging the formation of a new government in iraq as soon as possible. but that may not be easy. al maliki is refusing to step aside for the new prime minister. he calls at pointment of hadir al-aba dim. violation of the iraqi constitution. >> in iraq, american military aircraft made a fifth airdrop overnight of food and water for civilians trapped on the mountain top. mohamed lila introduces us to the refugees and their harrowing
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ordeal. >> reporter: they're the faces of innocent victims forced from their homes. this woman, old and frail. walked for days to get to the refugee camp. only to find rusty tins of food left to eat. she describes a living he ll, thousands of yezidis, a persecuted minority, trapped on a mountain, surrounded by isis militants waiting to kill them below. you didn't have a tent? >> no. off awe he managed to escape, an interpreter for american troops fighting over the years in iraq. now living in what he calls a metal cage shared with six families including a baby 2 weeks old. what would happen if you stayed on the mountain? >> we would die. no food. no walter. no nothing. >> reporter: he knows america is parachuting in food and water and carrying out air strikes on isis targets. the pentagon admitted strikes won't be enough to stop isis
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permanently. >> reporter: do you feel let down by the same troops that you served alongside. >> i still believe they are going to come and save us. >> reporter: while talking with 21-year-old hafai nyez she receives a phone call from a relative now held captive by isis. she hears of unspeakable horrors. here at this camp there are people who know they're lucky to be alive. mohamed lila, abc news, at the refugee camp in iraq. >> our thanks to mo mohamed for that. three men stranded in a sail bet off the hawaiian island, during hurricane julio have been rescued. the sail bet was hit by 30-foot seas with winds up to 115 miles an hour. the rough conditions broke the boats' mast, tossed its life rafts overboard and blew off one of the hatches. a huge container ship dropped a lifeboat to the stranded sailors bringing them to safety. >> pictures.
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>> made it to safety. luckily. take a look at your weather. thunderstorms move into the northwest today. southwest sees heavy rain. most of the midwest will be sunny and dry. but watch for heavy rain around the great lakes and ohio valley. thunderstorms along the gulf coast. >> upper 80s in portland and salt lake city today. around 80. much of the midwest. 70s around the great lakes and in new england. >> when you hear the term lawnmower racing maybe you are thinking this is a story from the nation's heartland, minnesota, illinois, maybe. but no, off across the pnd toening land. >> that's where they hosted the annual 12-hour lawnmower endurance race, of course, over the weekend. 34 teams, each multiple riders pushing souped up lawn mowers to the lip mit on a track, under a mile in length. >> around, around, around they go. through the rain. darkness. when it is all over. a team of guys won the race by riding their mowers, get this, 310 miles in 12 hours.
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you know i used to cut lawns apz a teenager. >> i did too. >> make extra money. you did too. i could used a souped up mower. >> lawn mowers are tiny in england. big ones here. need to mow grass while racing. >> listen to the hum. >> 42 miles an hour. pretty fast. coming up the comedian who got a generation laughing and didn't stop. we're sharing more remembrances of robin williams. >> that's right it include those from american troops who welcomed the m comic so often with open arms. the unforgettable laughs. >> we change gears a little bit. our senior weather editor's brave encounters with sharks. and what she learned. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ there's a saying in our family. you can do anything... if you keep a good head on your shoulders.
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we are remembering robin williams this morning. it's remarkable how many characters are so popular. every beknows and loves them. >> that's right. but all his dramatic, comic gifts seem to go hand in hand with demons too. here's abc's dan harris with a look at beth. >> reporter: from mork -- to hook. >> o.! >> reporter: to mrs. doubtfire. >> oh! >> reporter: to his manic, make
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you laugh so hard your ribs hurt comedy specials. >> oh! yea! >> reporter: robin williams was a legend. but behind the zaniness lurked something darker, drug abus and depression. and according to authorities in california, they got a 911 call reporting that williams was not breathing at his home in tiburon. they're calling it a case of suspected suicide. his representative saying williams had been battling severe depression of late. and abc news has learned williams recently checked himself back into rehab. for williams, life began in chicago in 1951. his mother, a former model, his father an executive at ford. he was surprisingly a quiet child. the first comic impression he did imitating his grandmother to his mom. it was only in high school, in drama class, that he overcame that shyness. he went on to juilliard and shortly there after in the late
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1970s, he burst into the national consciousness as an odd ball alien named mork. in the tv show "mork & mindy." >> flay, be free! >> reporter: he ad-lib most of his dialogue and wild physical comedy. the show was a huge hit. then of course the movies. there was that unforgettable role in "popeye." many of his most famous roles, mixed wit and warmth. "good morning, vietnam." >> something out of the wizard of oz, oh, no, don't go in there. >> reporter: dead poet's society. >> in this class call me mr. keating, if you are slightly daring, 'o captain, my captain. >> reporter: "mrs. doubtfire." and "good will hunting" he won an oscar for best supporting actor. but all that onscreen humor
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masked inner turmoil. in the early 1980s, a problem with co-cane which he clmd to have quit after the fatal everdose of his friend and fellow comedian john belushi. he spoke to abc's barbara walters about it. >> here is a guy who was probably within of the toughest strongest people you can ever meet. he is taken out. basically it cloond eaned up a generation of people. this guy was as strong as any body you could meet. john for a laugh could run into the wall and get up and dupe it again. if it took him out, you realize, we're all pretty mortal. >> reporter: he got sober for many years it appears. but then he relapsed. williams checked himself into rehab in 2006. he talked about it in this interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> how are you? >> i am. very well. it is a good thing. >> is it a good thing. >> a oh, yeah, it's nice. two months. club medicated. away. quiet time.
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good. i'm back. people say how do you feel? with my fingers. how is it? don't drink. how do you stay that way? don't drink. >> relapse cost him his second marriage. he soon sought to clean up his act for the sake of his career and most importantly his three children. >> if the 60-year-old robin williams could get 309-year-old robin williams in a room. what would you tell him? >> enjoy. don't be running so fast. and that's it. how much have you loved? that is a simple question. how much have you loved? >> love what you do, or love being with the people. if you answer that positively. you are doing okay. it is a good life. >> dan harris, abc news, new york. >> he was very frank about his demons. >> so was frank about his demons. demons, depression, triggering a discussion on line on facebook right now. suzanne writing in why is it people who make uh the happiest can become the saddest? such a reminder that comedians aren't immune to depression
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either. >> no, giving us all that laughter but also struggling with so much. coming up -- entertaining the troops. robin williams and his many uso tours to the war zone. what he did when a retreat ceremony interrupted one of his shows. >> vintage williams. you have to see this coming up next. ♪
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and welcome back a way from his acting roles, robin williams
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was a philanthropist devoted to giving something back. >> that's right he gave so much of himself off to military men and women serving overseas, often visited by the comic. abc's martha raddatz has that part of the story. >> reporter: there was an instant connection between robin williams and our troops. never phony. never the privileged celebrity, just a comedian who helped them escape the cruelty of war or the aftermath of injuries. if just for a moment. he was the comedian who during uso tours would sneak away after his big performance to visit the troops who weren't able to attend. the dog handlers, the dining hall workers, the soldiers keeping guard. >> when i come here, for you. because i believe in you. >> reporter: it was in kuwait in 2007, entertaining the troops when robin williams had an unforgettable moment himself. >> yeah.
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>> uh-oh. >> reporter: retreat sounded. signaling the lowering of the flag and everyone turned to face it. williams not quite knowing what was happening just paused. but there was that pride. that respect. and then so quickly afterward, the humor. >> i'm not going to forget that. i have never had an entire audience, just go forget you! >> reporter: our troops knew he was one of the special ones. a man who truly cared and showed it. i'm martha raddatz. in washington. >> during that time he completed six uso tours. he want to 13 countries and brought laughter to nearly 90 servicemen and women. >> oh, such dedication. the pentagon spokesman, rear admiral john kirby tweeting this morning, the admiral once asked williams for advice. and advice he got was follow your heart, the head is sometimes wrong. and that is a wonderful message
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no cage. no chain mail suit. >> they're so big i'm so close. it's okay to be this close? >> reporter: it is okay, i'm with stewart cove, 30 year shark veteran, native bahamian, and shark lover. out to prove sharks are predators but we are not their preferred prey. >> sharks aren't killers, they just want to eat what they're supposed to eat, fish. >> reporter: odds of being attacked by a shark are one in 11.5 million. they're here everybody. so are we. still, jumping in with dozens of them. wet suit, flippers and a mask and i was in. >> they're getting close. holy cow. watch as the the bait goes into the water. >> the shark has not the chain its mouth. the buoy is getting sucked under water. >> reporter: then that 3,000-some-pound beast of the deep turning tender. >> what's he doing to him? >> he's just coming for a
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cuddle. >> reporter: while i wasn't quite ready for aably rub i did get in a few pets. >> that's so crazy. a magical and humbling experience. oh, my god. wow. >> half of the species are near extinction because of unnecessary killing of sharks. we need to all become shark ambassadors. >> reporter: difficult facts to learn after seeing all of that magic underwater. researchers estimate that 100 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> hats off to ginger. she has nerves of steel being in there with the sharks. >> i was going to say -- they were huge. >> incredible. she apparently says sharks aren't dangerous if you don't look like food. who knew. she was not looking like a fish there, yikes. >> exactly. who knew they would refer to it as the cuddling for the sharks. >> that's the news for this half-hour. off awe remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now" -- legend lost. fans and fellow stars express sadness as they remember combing genius robin williams. what we're learning about his death. >> serious acts. robin williams uncanny ability to set aside comedy and show fans his dramatic side. >> poetry, beauty, romance, love! these are what we stay alive for. >> the scene from "debt poet's society" and oscar winning work. >> unforgettable laughs from a funny man, from mork & mindy to "mrs. doubtfire." >> look at this nice thing we have. ♪ match maker match maker make me a match
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find me a find catch me a catch ♪ >> memories of a star gone too soon on this tuesday, august 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm michelle franzen. >> i'm devin dwyer. all it seems anybody can talk about this morning is robin williams, sharing memories. hundred have written into the facebook fanpage, on twitter, telling us about what you remember about him. >> very favorite memories to just scenes from movies that they still love watching. and we begin this morning with the shocking and trajic news about the death of robin williams. >> he was a giant in the world of comedy. a hollywood fedex chixture for years. like so many stars it seems these days he battled demons we couldn't see. his press agent said the 63-year-old star had been struggling with severe depression. >> authorities in marin county, california said the actor was found dead in his home apparently from suicide caused
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by asphyxia. we begin with abc's david muir. >> fly, be free! >> reporter: first bursting on to the scene as suspender sporting alien in mork & mindy, the oscar winning actor and star that made us smile too many times to count. >> good morning, vietnam! >> reporter: robin williams died at 63 of an apparent suicide according to the marin county sheriff's department. a representative saying, quote, robin williams passed away this morning, battling severe deprgs of late. a trajic and sudden loss. the family respectfully ask for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. the sheriff's department reporting around noon, a 911 call, a man found unresponsive in his home, pronounced dead at the scene. the coroner suspects it was suicide due to asphyxia, a comprehensive investigation must be made before determination is made. williams struggled with drugs
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and alcohol in early years and recently checked into a treatment center to maintain sobriety. a stunning sad ending for a comedian, actor, who could do it all. from forever young peter pan to outrageous nightclub owner. >> you do fosse, martha graham. >> reporter: and the nanny, his family and the rest of us fell in love with. >> hello. >> reporter: mrs. doubtfire. a rel ole he signed on to do ag. >> reporter: born in chicago in 1951 williams became two students accepted into juilliard. the other was christopher reeve. they were lifelong friend. his career spanneding decade. once called the funniest man alive by entertainment weekly. he could be as tender as he was funny. a four-time oscar nominee, it was his roll with co-stars, matt damon and ben affleck in good will hunting in 1997 that would
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win him best supporting actor. >> look at me, son. it's not your fault. >> reporter: it was sean mcguire in the movie, the therapist who could count sell the math genius. but this is how we'll remember him. a man who made the rest of us feel a little bit better even though he was hurting so often inside. david muir, abc news, new york. >> let's continue our coverage of robin williams' death with the latest from california. >> abc's kirk hawkins live in los angeles this morning. kirk, what its next in this investigation of williams' death? >> well, michelle, devin, investigators are planning a news conference later today. that's at the same time that a new investigation, exam, toxicology tests are expected to begin. the results could take weeks to come back. as we heard the preliminary results. it could take a few weeks before we know the full final cause of death. >> kirk, you have been following the outpouring from fans and colleagues there in hollywood and around l.a. give us a since of some tributes you have been seeing? >> you can see in the pictures
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just a second age that was outside his home. fans have been going to the front gate leaving flowers there the they have been leaving flowers outside his star on the hollywood walk of fame. and at the laugh factory here in hollywood a place where he mentored a number of young comedians, an emotional tribute, see one of the workers outside putting the message. robin williams, rest in peace. make god laugh. to night they had a special tribute to him. it was very emotional. a lot of people extending their gratitude and sharing their thoughts. also tonight in hollywood, expendables 3 premiere. a number of stars spoke out about the impact robin williams had on their lives. >> and what more are we learning abut his life? about offstage and screen? we also just heard from his daughter, right? >> that's right, michelle. he had a very rich family life. in fact his daughter tweet aid quotation earlier this evening. and she mentioned, i love you. i miss you. i'll try to keep looking up. fittingly enough, robin
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williams' last instagram post on her 25th birthday. throw back thursday, july 31st, as an opportunity to share his love for his daughter. fittingly enough she shared the quotation in the overnight hours. >> very moving. thank you, kirk. kirk hawkins reporting from los angeles. stay with abc news, we get more reaction to robin williams' death and look at some dramatic roles in his career later this half-hour. we will also have an hour-long tribute to williams, a special edition of "20/20," that's tonight at 10:00 eastern. >> the other major story we are following this morning the growing unrest near st. louis. after the shooting of an unarmed teenager by police. police in. ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd last night. michael brown's mother is devastated by her son's death but she says she is hoping for peace in the city. >> listen, my first born son.
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anybody that knew me -- [ indiscernible ] i just wish i could have been there to help him. >> details of the shooting still are not clear. the fbi has launched its own review of the incident. >> some new details this morning in the investigation of the racetrack tragedy involving tony stewart, an awe temperature see found 20-year-old driver kevin ward jr. died of blunt force trauma after being struck by the car. police found no criminal conduct in the incident. they have interviewed stewart twice and say they have no plans to do so again. ward's funeral is thursday. >> scary scene and a life or death situation in london. at the subway system. a baby's stroller is left parked against a wall. and a gust of wind in the tunnel apparently blows the stroller on to the tracks. with the baby in it. then a woman leaps down and saves the child. it's not known though if she is the child's mother. police want to take to both the woman and the man.
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who parked the stroller. >> from london, we head to hawaii. for an amazing video. >> moment of leaf tvity today. a paraglider, flying off the mountain. skirting dangerously close to the mountainside. things turn gutsy. the daredevil taking aim directly at the row of apartments. >> take a look he flies right between the buildings, over the pool, over palm trees. then he turns right and gets ready to land on a strip of grass. flying right past a couple of guys using weed whackers on the lawn. we can't make this up. then comes a safe landing. oh. >> incredible camera work there. with the go pro. coming of in "the mix," a trombonist covers a song by lord and draws a herd of new fans. when you see the video. >> our tributes to robin williams continues, with a look at huh he made an entire generation laugh. right from the start on mork & mindy sitcom.
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well we are continuing our coverage this morning of the tragic loss of actor robin williams. taking a look back at some of his memorable moments on screen. >> williams was an accomplished comic, who was capable of very dramatic performances. in "dead poet's society" where he huddled his students and let them in on a secret. >> medicine, law, business, engineering, necessary pursuits to sustain life. but poetry, beauty, romance, love -- these are what we stay alive for. >> and now, tragic line from that iconic scene, in a rel that inspired a generation of teachers. >> also his unforgettable oscar winning role in "good will hunting" with matt day men talking about the loss of his character's wife. >> i feel like god put an angel on earth just for you. could rescue you from the depths of hell. and you wouldn't know what it is lack to be her angel. to have that love for her be
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there forever. through anything. through cancer. you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting uppen a hospital room for two months hold herring hand because doctors could see it in your eyes that the terms visiting hours don't apply to you. you don't know about real loss. because it only occurs when you love something more than yourself. >> the turning point to the film. also a reminder why he won the oscar there. this in the 1990 movie "awak "awakenin "awakenings" williams played a doctor trying to coax patients out of a catatonic state. >> work, play, friendship, family. these are the thing that matter. this is what we have forgotten. the simplist things. the simplest things. >> what is your favorite memory
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of robin williams. share it with us. >> hundreds of you have been sharing your thoughts on our facebook page. wnnfans.com. be sure to join the conversation. >> on twitter too. in fact, by our last check here, more than 500 have written into us. really our wall is becoming a virtual memorial to williams. so many people -- remembering his favorites from "mork & mindy ""aladdin" and people appreciated the lasting nae ctu of his humor and watch "mrs. doubtfire" over and over and over again. >> everyone having their own memories here. >> tributes don't end here. and more from california later this morning on a special edition of "good morning america." >> coming up, more tributes and memories of robin williams and his brilliant, remarkable roles, comic roles, unforgettable laughs from television to the big screen. that's coming up next! ♪ ♪ >> ahead in our next half hour,
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robin williams was a force of nature, a comic genius from "mork & mindy" to "aladdin," his comedy and master of the dramatic roles made some of us cry. >> that's right. abc's david wright looks at more of his memorable performances. >> we did it. ha-ha-ha. ♪ i'm driving in my car >> reporter: as a comedian and actor, robin williams always seemed slightly possessed. >> a method actor going, what is he saying. shut up he feels it.
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>> reporter: his pace frantic. his energy super charged. >> look. 5 yard. let's go team. >> reporter: the perfect choice to voice the genie from disney's "aladdin." ♪ you never had a friend look me ♪ >> nanu-nanu. >> reporter: williams was in his late 20s by the time abc's "mork & mindy" made him a star. his character, mork from ork spunoff from one of the later episode of "happy days" a dream sequence where good natured space alien tries to abduct ritchie cunningham only to be foiled by the fonze. williams was so far out of this world, abc gave him a citikouchl his ow his -- sitcom of his own. >> mork, will you help me? >> if you insist. mind if i cut in. >> reporter: a combing genius who trained at juilliard to be a serious actor he told johnny
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carson. >> shack speakespeare. exciting to wear tights and have people say i can't see anything. someone get him a daergger. >> reporter: among this first roles, one of the most iconic cartoon heroes. >> i'm popeye the sailor. >> reporter: williams came into his own when he started playing offbeat heroes with a strong streak of humanity. garp in "the world according to garp." >> my name is t.s. garp. >> seize the day. >> reporter: lovable teacher in "dead poet's soy sciety. >> why do i stand up here? >> to be taller. >> no. >> good morning, vietnam. >> reporter: as the the crazy war time d.j., adrian, in "good morning, vietnam." in the bird cage he was the flamboyantly gay father.
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in "mrs. doubtfire," a cross-dressing mary poppins. >> hello! >> reporter: at the time williams' marriage had fall any part. >> i want a divorce. >> reporter: so scenes like this must have resonated from his own personal life. >> man you are perfect right now. you don't want to ruin that. >> reporter: his portrayal of a south boston psychiatrist won him his oscar. in good will hunting, counseling a complex hugely talented kid. >> you don't know about real loss. it only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself. and don't you ever give everybed that much. ♪ >> reporter: as the the hero of a board game brought to life in "jumanji" hardly think of robin williams as presidential. he played two commanders in chief, rough rider, ted rerooseve reroosevelt "in night at the museum." >> not much of a stress. recently in the butler, robin williams played ike.
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williams told james lipton on "inside the actor's studio" that he loved transforming into character. >> you are free to be behind operating it. that was a really fascinating thing for me. >> reporter: but he always brought part of himself too. his humanity. struggling to contain all of the characters bursting to get out. >> this is mork, signing off. >> david right, abc news, hollywood. awe thought humanity i think touched a nerve with so man of you. rez val resonates. charlene, no comedian has been more truthful, poignant and loving. so true. >> you know what, people are so sad and shocked by his death. we are sitting here looking back at his all of his works and his broadness, of his acting ability and comedic ability. he left of with so much. we were talking abut earlier, how we are going to have to do a robin williams binge. >> binge to night for sure. very fun to see all the clips again. bringing all the smiles back.
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coming up. more tributes throughout the morning here on robin williams. >> you are watching "world news now." we'll be right back.
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this morni his troubled recent past and this morning on "world news now" -- heartbreaking discovery. actor robin williams found dead in his northern california home. his troubled recent past and what investigators are saying. >> signing off from boulder, colorado. ♪ boy, i'm glad i didn't land in buffalo. >> do you believe it? >> from sitcom star to blockbuster movies, williams leaves behind a legacy of laughs. we have extensive coverage. >> unrest in missouri -- >> a major headline this morning with a community still on edge the second night in a row. the victim's mother has a message as the feds move in. >> later in the skinny, a new role for actress susan sarandon, how it is changing her personal life forever. it's tuesday, august 12th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm michelle franzen. >> i'm devin dwyer. great to have you with us. so much this morning to get to and the talk about remembering, robin williams, many of you weighing in on the facebook page. in fact, a message from ellen, she says a light has gone out in hollywood. but there is a new star shining in heaven. very apt at this time. >> very much so. we begin with the news making global headlines this morning -- the apparent suicide of robin williams. >> we heard recently about his ongoing fight to maintain sobriety. but few of his fans could see how deep the troubles really were. the beloved actor has delighted millions of us, spanning two generations on stage, on television and the silver screen of course. our coverage begins this morning with abc's kirk hawkins. good morning, kirk. >> reporter: devin, michelle, right now, the coroner's preliminary examination determined that
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williams suspected death is suicide by asphyxia. but a full investigation is still under way. >> reporter: academy award winning, iconic actor, robin williams, found dead at his california home monday morning. >> reporter: the marin county sheriff's department saying williams likely took his own life. susan snider -- schneider saying -- "i lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. i am utterly heartbroken. as he is remembered it is our hope the focus will not be on robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions." energetic, improvizational, with acid-sharp wit, williams fast paced repertoire defined his comedic style and set the bar for stand-up comics and character actors to come. from the breakthrough role as the zany alien on "mork & mindy," and poignant
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performance as a mentor to a troubled matt damon in "good will hunting" his rapid fire delivery became signature. >> there it is. >> the barbarian in you. he was tender even in drag as "mrs. doubtfire," sympathetic in "the bird cage." [ grunting ] and outright riotous in "jumangi." and like so many funny men he had a somber side according to a spokesperson. williams had been battling severe depression recently. the actor was 63. the coroner's office is planning a news conference at the same time a forensics exam and toxicology test is expected to begin. kirk hawkins, abc news, los angeles. devin, michelle, back to you. >> thanks, kirk. we have been hearing in recent years about williams' battle with addiction. >> he sat down with our own diane sawyer in 2006 and opened up about the darkness of his ongoing struggle always with a glimmer of hope. >> was there one moment that you
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fell into it again. one day. >> usually very gradual. standing at a precipice. you look down, a voice, quiet voice goes, "jump." the same voice. the same voice goes "just one." a voice goes "jump." and the idea of just one. and for some one who has no tolerance for it, that's not a possibility. >> to talk about it as caused by something -- >> it isn't caused by anything. it is just there. it is latent. it waits. it lays in wait. for the time when you think, "it's fine now. i'm okay." and then, beep. and then the next thing you know "it's not okay. it's not going so well." >> is there a sadness about these past two years then? >> um, yeah, there is a sadness. then you have to go with also, there is also hope. sadness, it is almost like, yeah, you wished they didn't happen. but they did. the purpose is to make you different. what a call a buddhist gift. i would call it the ultimate christian gift, the idea that you are back.
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the thing that matters are others. way beyond yourself. self goes away. ego, bye-bye. realize there are a lot, lot of amazing people out there to be grateful for. and a loving god. and other than that -- good luck. that's what life is about. >> robin williams was 63 years old. this morning his wife susan schneider says she is heartbroken, from losing her husband and best friend. our coverage of robin williams' death does not end here. we'll remember the comic genius. known for his punch lines and expert timing. later this half-hour. >> now to another major story this morning. the latest on political showdown in iraq. the current prime minister, nuri al maliki says he is going to hold on to the job despite the fact that another politician has been chosen by iraq's new president to replace him. the selection of haider al-abadi seen right here as the new prime
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minister has the backing of the white house. >> earlier today, vice president biden and i called dr. abadi to congratulate him and to form a new cabinet as quickly as possible. >> meanwhile as for the battle against the islamic militants. the pentagon says that u.s. air strikes have slowed isis down but they're unlikely to affect the militants' overall capabilities or operations. >> there has been a second night of unrest in a saint louis suburb following the police shooting death of an unarmed teen. police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd of angry demonstrators. abc's steve osunsami reports from ferguson. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: look closely the peaceful protest outside the ferguson, missouri, police department. close to 500 demonstrators, nearly spitting in the eyes of police dressed in riot gear, demanding authorities charge one of their own with the murder of 18-year-old michael brown. >> they're killing our people! and it gait to stop! >> reporter: and this was the
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chaos that put the city on the map sunday night. teams of thieves, using the protest as an excuse to steal jeans, shoes and expensive tire rims. >> we could no longer just stand and watch the looting and destruction of property that was happening. >> reporter: details surrounding the shooting that sparked the fire in great debate. the fbi is now running its own review. neighbors believe the 18-year-old was accused of stealing cigars from the quick trip saturday afternoon. and say police were called. we're told, that's why they burned the store to the ground a round the block, brown was walking with a friend back to his grandmother's house. when the friend says the unidentified police officer rolled up. >> when he pulled up. he said, "get the f on the sidewalk." police save one of the men physically assaulted the officer pushing him back into his car and going for his gun. >> it was a physical altercation within the police car between the subject and police officer at the time that extended
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eventually out into the street. >> reporter: brown's mother beyond devastated but hoping for peace in the city. >> i just wish i could have been there to help him. >> reporter: the owners of the beauty store and the wireless store say they understand a young man was killed but it led to all of this. they worry this could happen again. steve osunsami, abc news, ferguson, missouri. >> fire crews in the northwest this morning, are battling more than two dozen wildfires. there are concerns that unusually hot weather in the region will spawn more today. many of the fires in washington, oregon, northern california, idaho, have been started by lightning. most of the fires are in state or national forests. >> meanwhile, drivers in the detroit area, being urged to stay off highways because of flooding. a storm late yesterday dumped more than 5 inches of rain in a few hours. the average for the month of august is 3 inches. riders on a city bus were terrified. it was filled with floodwater. motorists across the area were stranded in their cars. >> here is a look at your tuesday weather. the hotter than usual weather
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continues in the northwest. fire zone today. a cold front will bring some relief. but also thunderstorms. the southwest will get monsoon like weather though. most of south and northeast will see rain today too. >> temperatures along the west coast will reach the 80s today. it will be cool for this time of year for the midwest. around 90, gulf coast. mild and in the mid 70s here in the northeast. >> to the latest from a group of guys known as the lords of gravity. we have showed you their high flying basketball stunts here before. >> yeah, but their latest installment centered on a pond of all places budapest, hungary. even though the guys soaring toward the hoop are cool, the star of the video is a wake board world champion. >> he has got the skills, we should say this video is done in connection with the folks at red bull. explains the product placement there. look at the move. the flip. oh -- some ball action. and this all end with our basketball heroes getting a good soaking. from the guy on the wake board. wait till you see that coming up
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> welcome back. robin williams was an academy award winning actor, of course, so many fans are summing him up in two words -- "comic genius." >> he seemed to have such creative resources that all you had to do was just stand back and let him go. abc's mara schiavocampo on some of his most memorable funny moments. >> reporter: his comedic timing was out of this world. >> signing off from boulder, colorado. ♪ boy, i'm glad i didn't land in buffalo. >> reporter: robin williams first came to fame as an odd ball alien in "mork & mindy" in the '70s. >> little hat trick brothers you
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must revolt. you have nothing to lose but your shells. >> reporter: the juilliard trained actor reportedly ad-libbing so often producers would leave blank pages in the script for him to do his thing. >> oh, let's kiss and make up. >> mork. >> reporter: that quirky, seemingly spontaneous comic brilliance translating to so many roles. from a cross-dressing babysitter in "mrs. doubtfire," to a gay nightclub owner in "bird cage." >> you do fosse, fosse, you do martha graham. martha graham. martha graham. >> reporter: williams was funny even when the subject was not -- using his talents to raise money for the homeless as host of comic relief. he was named entertainment weekly's funniest man alive in 1997. that's how he'll be remembered. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> she remind us of so many good movies and what we are going to miss. what's your robin williams favorite? >> i started out with "mork & mindy." it's hard you go back to that. i just think it was such a
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groundbreaking series. like, mara said, colleagues said, had to wind him up and watch him go. and the talent that he brought to the screen, from tv screen to big screen. how about you? >> never lost his humor. i love watching "mrs. doubtfire". all-time favorite so. so many people staying this on facebook too, i laugh like it is the first time i saw it. every time i see it. even some of the scenes they showed us there. have to go watch that on netflix when we get back tonight. when we come back -- more on robin williams and friends, mourning his pass ing this morning. what they're saying on twitter. >> some other milestones to note. a birth, birthday, and little pink creature. miley cyrus has adopted. "the skinny" is next! >> announcer: "world news now" continues after th
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♪ skinny so skinny >> and topping "the skinny," robin williams' friends and colleagues are remembering him this morning especially fellow comics. steve martin tweeted -- i could not be more stunned by the loss of robin williams. mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul. >> from steve carell, robin williams made the world a little better. rip. and, judd apatow, when i was 18 i got a job as an intern at "comic relief" just to be near him. that is of course, "comic relief" a charity williams
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helped get off the ground. >> that's right. and from the younger set, lena dunham of tv's girls, wrote -- just shared a moment of silence on the set for robin williams, a man who brought so much laughter, joy and healing for so many. >> ruth buzzi performed with him on "laugh-in" she wrote, sometimes it's too easy to miss the tears on a clown. rest in peace, robin. >> jimmy kimmel, added, robin -- a call to action -- robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. if you are sad, please tell someone. >> and jared leto, not a comedian, who won an oscar for best supporting actor, just as williams did, thank you to the beautifully original and brave artist that is robin williams. you taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, and shine. >> hmm, so many good memories there. we'll continue to follow them and share them throughout the day. >> that's exactly right. although a sad day for so many of us, we do have some happy news from the entertainment
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world. starting with the announcement, that susan sarandon is now a proud grandmother. sarandon's daughter, eva, had a baby girl with her husband kyle. >> this is the first grandchild for the 67-year-old sarandon who made the announcement via twitter. she said -- so happy to share the birth of my granddaughter, marlowe mae martino. mom and baby are perfect, strong, present, beautiful. congratulations to the whole family. >> i love the name, too. >> another hollywood milestone, to note, actress jessica alba's younger daughter, haven, turned 3. boy did her mom throw a party. >> take a look. >> here is jessica's two girls in their party dresses. mom dressed down. here she is in overalls looking at the bunny birthday cake. >> some of the other food, kept up the bunny theme there. all looked kid and grownup friendly. the party featured some time in the pool, arts and crafts, pin on the tail pink bunny game, face painting. you see it all right there. very fun. right out of a storybook. >> and.
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>> this is my favorite. >> yeah, get this, miley cyrus announced an addition to her family and adorable baby piglet she adopted and named bubba sue. the pig's gender has yet to be announced. in one of the pictures she posted on instagram, the pig's nails are red, more of a soo than a bubba. >> bubba sue. >> with the adopting, the cypruses join the other pig parents -- >> reese witherspoon, paris hilton, didn't know she had a pig, george clooney and mama miley. very cute there. >> all right. among the bold-faced names celebrating birthdays, actor george hamilton, 75, yvette nicole brown you may know from the tv show "community," is 43. >> happy birthday. >> casey affleck, 39th. and british super model, 22. i don't follow supermodels apparently. >> don't follow them enough.
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call the number on your screen now. ♪ you're as cold as ice you're willing to sacrifice ♪ you're as cold as ice you're willing to sacrifice our love ♪ >> and finally this half-hour how about a cold bucket of ice on a hot summer day? millions of people are doing it all for a good cause. >> saw lots doing it at the beach over the weekend. an idea to raise awareness and funds for a debilitating disease burning up the internet. here's abc's david muir with more. >> reporter: does your summer family reunion look like this? across america it just might. there they are the kennedy clan, youngest to oldest on cape cod, all dousing themselves with water. at the end of the line, ethel kennedy with a little help. and it's not just the kennedys, it is across this country.
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one of the stars of the biggest summer movies, "the fault in our stars" opening up the ice bags and then dumping the ice. >> ah! oh, my god! >> reporter: even the patriots' cheerleaders getting their buckets ready. >> one, two, three! [ screaming ] listen to their explanation. >> what do we want to do? >> strike out als. >> reporter: they want to strike out als. their idea simple, but chilling. grab a bucket fill with ice water, dump it over your head. record the whole thing. post it online and challenge somebody to do it next that they have 24 hours to get it done. social media phenomenon erupted from friends and family of former boston college, baseball captain 29-year-old pete frates, diagnosed with als himself, challenging everyone they knew to make a statement while shivering. his father proud. >> it proves the goodness of human beings and the power of people, the power of positivity. >> the former baseball captain's
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wife -- >> this isn't just your elderly grandfather that gets als, it is really -- it is a, it can be young people. >> reporter: pete frates was diagnosed two years, paralyzed now and can't speak on his own. but his message reached so many. the massachusetts chapter of als association telling us they've been flooded with calls, donations up a stunning 6,000%. frates' family is overwhelmed. >> who knew we needed a bucket and bag of ice to create the awareness we ever needed. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> we saw ethel kennedy at the beginning of the package. it seems that she has thrown out the invite to obama. the challenge. >> the president vacationing there on cape cod as well. got the challenge. last i heard, the white house still formulating a rinse to that one. so we shall see if some higher ups get in on this ice. don't expect, maybe, ice. us. >> should i challenge you? challenged. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" -- informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, tragic loss, robin williams, the cherished comedian, found dead in his home. the latest on the investigation, reaction from his daughter overnight and a look at his most memorable moments. anger mounts. more unrest in a city torn apart following the police involved shooting of a teenager. the new video in overnight as the teenager's mother talks about what's next in her fight. subway scare. a stroller rolls on to the tracks with a baby inside. the woman who leapt to the rescue and why they're releasing the video. unexpected hazard, a dirt bike rider gets quite the surprise in the middle of a race.

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